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authorIan Jackson <>2018-08-19 12:26:56 +0100
committerIan Jackson <>2018-08-19 12:26:57 +0100
commit67a6338276dd0d5d81e3fff493a00dbc83e270b6 (patch)
parent49d414e316753377623e913e4576384986c108b8 (diff)
dgit(1): Encourage --overwrite rather than --overwrite=version.
Signed-off-by: Ian Jackson <>
2 files changed, 8 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/debian/changelog b/debian/changelog
index 28b4811..f076965 100644
--- a/debian/changelog
+++ b/debian/changelog
@@ -5,6 +5,7 @@ dgit (6.7~) unstable; urgency=medium
* git-debrebase: Do not bail making patches if there aren't any.
* test suite: Set DEBFULLNAME
* git-debrebase: scrap works properly when it does only rebase --abort.
+ * dgit(1): Encourage --overwrite rather than --overwrite=version.
diff --git a/dgit.1 b/dgit.1
index a21f212..4aea52f 100644
--- a/dgit.1
+++ b/dgit.1
@@ -604,6 +604,13 @@ your git branch is not a descendant
of the version in the archive
according to the git revision history.
+It is safer not to specify
+.IR previous-version ,
+and usually it's not needed.
+Just say
+.BR --overwrite ,
+unless you know what you are doing.
This option is useful if you are the maintainer, and you have
incorporated NMU changes into your own git workflow in a way that
doesn't make your branch a fast forward from the NMU.